‘Balint at 50: from Foundation to the Future’

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A day long event to celebrate our 50th anniversary ‘Balint at 50: from Foundation to the Future’ at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. The day will include the 23rd Michael Balint Memorial Lecture, speaker Peter Toon.

Proposed Programme:

09.00  Registration, Coffee & opportunity to view the Exhibition about the Balints

  • courtesy of Raluca Soreanu & Ewan O'Neill, British Psychoanalytical Society.

09.45  Welcome to the day:  Caroline Palmer, President of Balint Society UK.

10.00  Balint & his Psychoanalytic Legacy

  • Michael Balint in Hungary: Raluca Soreanu.

  • His early years at the Tavistock Clinic, work with Enid & GPs:  Jennifer Johns.

  • Psychoanalysis within current Balint Work:  Gearoid Fitzgerald.

10.45  The GP Experience of early groups, & the birth of the Balint Society.

  • Jimmy Carne: 'From the Long Case to Six Minutes for the Patient'.

  • John Salinsky: The establishment of the Society, & remembering Mike Courtenay.

11.15  Coffee, & exhibition viewing.

11.45  Biennial Michael Balint Memorial Lecture

  •  "Balint and Virtue Ethics" by Peter Toon

12.45  Lunch, & exhibition viewing.

13.45  Fishbowl Experience:  an example of how a Balint group may function

14.45  Tea, & exhibition viewing.

15.15  From The Psychiatrist's Chair.

  • 'Balint from the Cradle to the Grave':  James Johnston

  • Balint & me:  Khushi Ghazanfar

15.45  Cum Scientia Caritas:  Balint in General Practice.

  • GP registrar Balint groups, & the care home pilot group: Suni Perera.

  • GP Balint groups & hospital groups: David Watt.

  • The Academy and Balint Research:  Andrew Elder.

16.30  Into the Future! Student Balint Experiences & Plans.

  • Balint Essay Prize Winner 2018: Inseo Yun (Edinburgh)

  • 'From membership to leadership':  Scarlett Tankard. (Bristol)

  • Setting up the Pan-London Medical Student Balint Society:  Victoria Whitford

17.00  Plenary

17.15  Cake & Fizz!

May 17th, 2019 9:00 AM through  5:55 PM
Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE
United Kingdom
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Event Fee(s)
Event Fee £ 80.00
Student Fee £ 10.00